Chilling Texts Reveal the Reality of a Controlling Relationship
Don't worry... There's a happy ending
Under the username krissykross, she uploaded a line of text messages to supplement her story. She began, “This is a good example of strings of texts I would get at work while on shift (I am not allowed my phone on the clock).”
In the beginning, she remembers her husband Adam being a “kind, loving man.” When she lost weight and got a job of her own, his lovingness and kindness faded away.
Where’s the trust?
His trust in her faded as well. “Tony was a coworker. I knew when he clocked off because it was when I was clocking on. Fella helped me change my tire one time and I was suddenly banging him (apparently),” she recounted of the above messages. “He waited outside my work for whole shifts, not telling me if he was carrying the Beretta M9 he had purchased recently.”
The NCADV reports that between 2003 and 2008, 142 women were murdered in their workplace by former or current intimate partners. This amounts to 22% of workplace homicides among women.
There is no trust.
Seriously… There was no trust whatsoever. Though their relationship was painfully unhealthy, she had very little support or help.
“I tried to go to the police in the middle of the night, he tailgated me the whole way. I tried to talk to his parents and they told me it was normal in a young marriage and I should reassure him. His father is a pastor in Tennessee and holds this belief,” she said.